The first real race of the America's Cup challenger series was a runaway for Emirates Team New Zealand even before it hit the starting line on San Francisco Bay on Saturday.
Only four foreign challengers met the deadline to enter the Louis Vuitton Cup next summer to determine the opponent for Oracle Racing in the 34th America's Cup.
Allison Schmitt of the United States set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter freestyle at the London Games on Tuesday.
Michael Phelps opened defense of his Olympic title in the 200-meter butterfly with the fifth-fastest qualifying time in the preliminaries on Monday.
Italy's Martina Grimaldi won the first swim test event for the 2012 London Olympics on Saturday in a 10-kilometer race in Hyde Park's Serpentine.
Federica Pellegrini of Italy set a new meet record in the women's 200-meter freestyle at the European swimming championships Saturday.
Valerio Cleri of Italy won the 25-kilometer open water race at the European swimming championships on Saturday.
Michael Phelps will lead the U.S. team at Duel in the Pool against a squad of European swimmers.
The top swimmers from Britain, Germany and Italy will take on a team of Americans in the biannual Duel in the Pool on Dec. 18-19 in Manchester, England.
Alberto Castagnetti, the longtime coach of Italy's swim team, has died. He was 66.
Valerio Cleri won the men's 25-kilometer open water race on Saturday, giving host Italy its first gold medal of the swimming world championships.
Spain's Aschwin Wildeboer Faber has set a world record in the 100-meter backstroke.
Federica Pellegrini of Italy has set a world record in the 400-meter freestyle at the Mediterranean Games.
Olympic champion Federica Pellegrini has lowered her world record in the 200-meter freestyle at an Italian swim meet.
Federica Pellegrini of Italy won the 200-meter freestyle at the Beijing Olympics, lowering her own world record set a day earlier.
Italy's two-time world champion Filippo Magnini surged ahead late to win the 100-meter freestyle Sunday in the Seven Hills meet in Rome, one of the last major international swimming competitions ahead of the Beijing Olympics.